My friends Kiky and Dipo pledged their lives to each other in traditional Indonesian fashion. The two day four part ceremony took place in Kiky’s hometown Makassar, South Sulawesi. Held at her parents home and The Grand Clarion Hotel (Makassar’s finest), their wedding was the most extravagant thing I have ever witnessed. The intricacies of the clothing, decorations and food was astounding! And the shear size of the event was difficult to comprehend, with 4000 guests attending the reception!
All in all, an incredible new cultural experience. A backstage pass to Makassar’s wedding of the year! I say “wedding of the year” because Kiky has two younger sisters and a younger brother. Though the eldest of the three won’t be getting married for another year or so. Gotta give papa and mama time to recover and save up again!